What does it mean to you?
Yes of course, the loss of a Loved One, but there are many kinds. Have you ever considered that Retiring is a sense of Bereavement too? In a world where we are identified primarily by the job that we do, losing that identity can challenge who you are.
I enjoyed being able to put Literary Agent on forms asking for my profession. Or Yoga Teacher. Who am I now if I don’t have those?
And now that my darling Beloved has passed away and that dreadful word, never, crowds around me, who am I now that I’m not his wife, now that I don’t have him to care for, to think of before I think of myself. And what is my life now that I don’t have him as my focus.
This is what I shall be exploring over the coming weeks and months. May it inspire you, whatever your bereavement, to find your own new way to Start Again.